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Creator:Nelson, David Fox
Title:David Fox Nelson scrapbooks
Date(s):1863-1895
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0109
Abstract:The collection consists of five scrapbooks assembled between 1869 and 1890 by David Fox Nelson, an African American man who escaped from slavery in North Carolina as a child and[...] eventually arrived in New York, where he worked for the post office for several decades. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings covering a wide range of topics, especially subjects of particular significance to African Americans in the Reconstruction era. One scrapbook contains correspondence from Nelson's acquaintances of high political or social standing. Another scrapbook was assembled by Nelson for his future wife, Cassie E. Day.
Subjects:Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | African Americans--New York (State)--New York--History--19th century | Slavery--United States--History--19th century | African American postal service employees
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Nineteenth-century American military collection
Date(s):1846-1903
Call No:MSS 0541
Abstract:The Nineteenth-century American military collection is an artificial collection that contains 1.6 linear feet of American military records spanning the period 1846-1903. The bulk of the collection dates from the[...] American Civil War (1861-1865). Additional records are from the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) and the remainder of the nineteenth century. There are also five items pertaining to the Mexican War (1846-1848) and two documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers from 1856-1858. The records primarily document the administrative and bureaucratic logistics of waging a war and maintaining an army. Items include official correspondence between officers; orders; morning, trimonthly, and consolidated reports of unit manpower and supplies; food inspections; cargo and livestock manifests; provisions for supplies; and discharges and appointments of individual soldiers. Some personal letters (11 items) to and from Civil War soldiers are also present, as are a number of personal letters to and from Civil War veterans written during the post-war period.
Subjects:Mexican War, 1846-1848 | Patronage, Political--United States--History--19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Soldiers | More Subjects